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Seahawks announce first wave of roster cuts, including Wade Smith

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The reigning NFL champions have commenced the process of identifying the best 53 players to attempt to defend the crown.

The team officially announced on Monday a variety of roster moves, headlined by the release of veteran tackle Wade Smith and veteran cornerback Terrell Thomas.

Smith, a 12-year veteran, started every game in Houston from 2010 through 2013.  He signed with the Seahawks on August 4.

Also gone are tackle Cory Brandon, running back Demitrius Bronson, safety Mike Dobson, defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat, receiver Kevin Smith, and cornerback Thomas Wolfe.

Jeffcoat, the 2013 Big 12 defensive player of the year and winner of the Ted Hendricks Award, arrived as an undrafted free agent with a “boulder” on his shoulder.  That still wasn’t enough to get Jeffcoat to the final 75.

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52 Responses to “Seahawks announce first wave of roster cuts, including Wade Smith”
  1. dccowboy says: Aug 25, 2014 1:18 PM

    Jeffcoat just isn’t that good.

  2. jetsfmleveryday says: Aug 25, 2014 1:18 PM

    Did that pesky PED get cut from their roster? Losing a lot of talent with that cut…

  3. rukkus1 says: Aug 25, 2014 1:19 PM

    The rest of the league can eat up the scraps from our table and it would be a feast for some teams.

    Some of our throwaways could start on some teams.

  4. RegisHawk says: Aug 25, 2014 1:19 PM

    Cuts to 75:

    OT Wade Smith
    CB Terrell Thomas
    OT Cory Brandon
    RB Demitrius Bronson
    S Mike Dobson
    DE Jackson Jeffcoat
    WR Kevin Smith
    CB Thomas Wolfe

    That’s 8. Let’s see how quickly they get snapped up. Most teams are probably waiting for the 2nd round of cuts to get the choicest cast-aways.

  5. ctiggs says: Aug 25, 2014 1:20 PM

    Seadderall Cheathawks .. that is all #Nobodyhasitbetter

  6. scoobaj says: Aug 25, 2014 1:21 PM

    Jeffcoat and Bronson are good, just too much depth on roster at those spots, if they don’t get plucked by the 9ers, good practice squad insurance.

  7. chawkup says: Aug 25, 2014 1:25 PM

    Santa Clara is slobbering all over itself to get its hands on our leftovers.

  8. scmems07 says: Aug 25, 2014 1:26 PM

    Seasterisk cheathawks*

  9. osiris33 says: Aug 25, 2014 1:26 PM

    Dear NFL, you may now commence begging for the crumbs from our table.

    Re-Pete
    3-Pete

  10. focushawk72 says: Aug 25, 2014 1:28 PM

    Thought Bronson may had kept around for another week.

  11. simplesimon1 says: Aug 25, 2014 1:29 PM

    Terrell Thomas…welcome to the Lions

  12. kuranda84 says: Aug 25, 2014 1:30 PM

    Their roster is just so deep. There are going to be some very good players let go. Hopefully they catch on with another team.

  13. simplesimon1 says: Aug 25, 2014 1:31 PM

    Just for the record, some of the throwaways from every team could start for some teams. The reality is, sometimes a player simply doesn’t work out in one place but fits a scheme somewhere else.

  14. ariani1985 says: Aug 25, 2014 1:42 PM

    I know the Seattle fan base is new to football but this happens “the Cuts” to every team…. not a big deal…

  15. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 25, 2014 1:43 PM

    Wow! Wade Smith got cut…. I think he made the Pro Bowl 2 years ago. So much for leaving for greener pastures….

  16. skawh says: Aug 25, 2014 1:44 PM

    The Hawks are a tough try out for either a young player attempting to make his first squad, or a borderline vet attempting to remain in the league…they’re DEEP.

  17. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 25, 2014 1:48 PM

    Better true up that D-line, hate to see another back-breaking 75yd run up the middle, a la Willie Parker. Right aceking?

  18. Chuck Norris says: Aug 25, 2014 1:51 PM

    Wow, the Hawks fans win the super bowl and get quite vocal. It is sort of like the over compensating guy with a small wang, who makes sure to let everyone know huge it is… C’mon Seahawk fans, you are better than that. You can be confident in your team without be an arrogant doosh about it. 1 fan making those comments is an anomaly, but 9 comments and 4 of them are the type of comment I am referring to

  19. legionofboom88 says: Aug 25, 2014 1:56 PM

    Kind of like making a username called “Chuck Norris”? Trying to compensate for something, pal?

    #YOUMADYOUDONTHAVEADYNASTY
    #REPETE
    #ABOVEREPROACH

  20. rajbais says: Aug 25, 2014 1:57 PM

    I have a question. If you’re not even a 1st cut winner are you even a NFL player. It seems that after the first cut you’ll never be back.

  21. kidsamoa260 says: Aug 25, 2014 2:00 PM

    Dropping that swing pass in Denver good riddance Bronson.

  22. goldbloodedindfw says: Aug 25, 2014 2:02 PM

    ^^ The Hawks don’t have a dynasty either. One superbowl does not equal a dynasty. That statement is why everyone thinks Seahawk fans are annoying.

  23. 5to46hawkfan says: Aug 25, 2014 2:02 PM

    I thought Bronson did well… But that’s behind the big three… Lynch, Turbin and Michael. Bummer

  24. oreo51 says: Aug 25, 2014 2:05 PM

    Jeffcoat is too light to hold up against the run as a DE and too inexperienced to win a job at OLB. The Hawks are deep at both spots. Put him on a PS for a year and let him bulk up. Then we will see what he can be.

  25. martianmanhuntr says: Aug 25, 2014 2:12 PM

    I have been a Seahawks fan since the days of Jim Zorn and Steve Largent and I can honestly say that all of the these Troll’ing Seahawks comments from these so called Seahawks fans talking trash makes me sick. I remember my favorite team when they tried and failed with Rick Mirer, Dan McGwire, Kelly Stouffer, Brock Huard, among others and where were these trolls then… Oh wait I know… cheering for the Cowboys, Patriots, 49ers, and Bronco’s championship teams.

    Please people don’t make legitimate Seahawks fans look like fools with your attempts to anger other readers… leave that to the Vikings trolls!

  26. jrebar88 says: Aug 25, 2014 2:12 PM

    Some of the throwaways could start on most teams? Negative, btw of your eleven offensive starters, only one would be welcome on the best offense in the NFL. The rest wouldn’t even make the roster.

  27. firstlisten62 says: Aug 25, 2014 2:15 PM

    Crownofthehelmet,
    My thoughts exactly, but I calm my self in thinking that has more to do with our starting middle linebacker-Bobby Wagner not playing until the opening game of the regular season and Kam Chancellor not being at his top condtioning performance yet; this being his first gameday experience if the year. I’m deffinitely liking what I’m seeing and in llooking at the game a third time, Baldwin is absolutely at top and perfect performance. Hoowever, TE Wilson concerns me with those droppedballs that absolutely should not have been dropped. Lynch shows why, with this three-headed running beast, why his career will be extended and he WILL GET AN OFFSEASON EXTENSION….He will retire a Hawk and be set for the HOF ;-)

  28. spfootballfan says: Aug 25, 2014 2:19 PM

    Fun fact for those that don’t know: Jackson Jeffcoat was Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, and went undrafted. So, if Michael Sam doesn’t crack the 53 man as reigning SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year and a 7th round pick, know that others have gotten cut with just as much college accolades as Michael Sam.

  29. kamthechancellor says: Aug 25, 2014 2:19 PM

    @Chuck Norris
    This website is rife with the fans and trolls you’re talking about. It’s everyone, not just Seattle fans.

  30. peytons5head says: Aug 25, 2014 2:19 PM

    The Legion of Performance Enhancing Drugs.

  31. firstlisten62 says: Aug 25, 2014 2:21 PM

    Chuck Norris,

    That username says more about your pyche than a fan being a fan ever will, because a fan is a group identity for a common object of their adornment; it’s called loyalty, “Lone wolf McCoy”.

  32. isaidjoemontegna says: Aug 25, 2014 2:24 PM

    And every one of them leaves with “mysterious” track marks on their arms. Weird.

  33. onebigredrocket says: Aug 25, 2014 2:24 PM

    As a Hawks fan, some of these “fan” comments make me ill. Get a grip. They win ONE Superbowl and all the sudden they’re a dynasty. Get a clue

  34. scmems07 says: Aug 25, 2014 2:25 PM

    They are clearing space and waiting for the Vikings to cut more players and snag them up.

  35. jdrewsy says: Aug 25, 2014 2:25 PM

    peytons5head says:
    Aug 25, 2014 2:19 PM
    The Legion of Performance Enhancing Drugs.

    It’s not our kicker who garnered a four game suspension. Just because we absolutely killed you last year, your childlike comment is ridiculous!

    Go Hawks!

  36. pgilbert15303 says: Aug 25, 2014 2:29 PM

    That’s too bad to hear about Jeffcoat. He was a beast at UT.

    Oh well, life goes on.

  37. peytons5head says: Aug 25, 2014 2:34 PM

    L.O.P.E.D

  38. bighawk46 says: Aug 25, 2014 2:53 PM

    L.O.43-8 haha beat it you troll!!!

  39. thevikingsarewherecareersend says: Aug 25, 2014 3:02 PM

    the Seahawks are no dynasty they have a chance to win a few more but no way are they a dynasty right noe.

  40. chawkup says: Aug 25, 2014 3:08 PM

    Chuck Norris says:
    Aug 25, 2014 1:51 PM
    Wow, the Hawks fans win the super bowl and get quite vocal. It is sort of like the over compensating guy with a small wang, who makes sure to let everyone know huge it is… C’mon Seahawk fans, you are better than that. You can be confident in your team without be an arrogant doosh about it. 1 fan making those comments is an anomaly, but 9 comments and 4 of them are the type of comment I am referring to

    44 11
    Report comment
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    …. Says the guy who’s username is Chuck Norris.

  41. osoviejo says: Aug 25, 2014 3:16 PM

    Every fan base is exactly the same mix of trolls and worthwhile contributors. If you think yours don’t stink, it’s only because you’ve gotten used to the smell.

    That said, there are fewer efforts more futile than admonishing the anonymous social media horde. Just pitch in something meaningful when you can, and ignore everything else.

  42. alankelly2013 says: Aug 25, 2014 3:42 PM

    You get those kind if comments from Seahawk fans mainly as response to the continueing troll comments of PEDhawks, cheathawks, Pete the cheat, Seachickens, bandwagon fans, etc, etc, etc. People that are looking for a response (that’s what trolling means) will get it. Seahawks fans are watching their team play and practice and getting more and more confident by the day. Of course they are going to boast a little. They are Superbowl champions after all. Talk of a dynasty is just that, talk. All teams do it. Why do you let Seahawk fans bother you so? We like our team. We have a lot of confidence in our team. Are you jealous or what?

  43. peytons5head says: Aug 25, 2014 3:45 PM

    Lol, I love you hawks fans replys. Btw I’m a 49ers fan, I hate Peyton manning

  44. beastmode5150 says: Aug 25, 2014 4:43 PM

    News Flash:

    Fans of every team are the exact same, some good, some crap.

    PED “jokes” aren’t funny, or accurate.

    Pete Carroll didn’t “Cheat” he has done nothing different than 99% of coaches out there.

    The Seahawks are REALLY good and REALLY young.

  45. isaidjoemontegna says: Aug 25, 2014 5:03 PM

    @beastmode5150

    Not all fans act like that. Cause some have been there, gotten burned and then been there again. Seahawks fans have two years of experience with winning. Eventually you guys will know what it’s like. Because it won’t last forever. Thats a promise.

    A few more unfunny things: fourty- whiners, krapernick,
    Crabtree mediocre jokes and using santa clara like its an insult.

    You do all those things. I’ve seen you.

  46. firstlisten62 says: Aug 25, 2014 5:05 PM

    Dynasty’a start somewhere…the Seahawks have gotten better (faster)) on defense and have upgraded significantly on offense ( my projection: offense top 5,) defense #1.
    When you’re coming off a Super Bowl win and you’re actually getting better, early tallk of a dynasty is more than warranted…I remeber the days of Terry Bradshaw, Jack Lambert, Jack Ham, L.C. Greenwood, Mean. Joe Greene, Rocky Blier, Lynn Swann, Jon Stallworth, Franco Harris…they were young and would be together a while, just like these Seahawks…Remember, they were close in 2012, which is when the team started to gel…Dynasty talk? Yeah, more than warranted as a legitimate conversation. Don’t hate ;-)
    Great defenses create dynasties…bet on blue;-)

  47. misterautomatic says: Aug 25, 2014 5:39 PM

    blah blah i don’t know what’s going on but i really want to belong and this 12 on my shirt sure is pretty blah blah i hear this football thing is catching on since we have nothing else to brag about but rain and overpriced coffee blah blah legion of boom sounds pretty badass if you’re into comic books blah blah let’s go troll some 49er threads because i want to belong really bad blah blah blah i bet i can be a bigger doushe than you, book it blah blah blah

    See how easy that was? I’m a real Seahawks fan now!

  48. alankelly2013 says: Aug 25, 2014 5:50 PM

    This is a story about the Seahawks so who is trolling misterautomatic?

  49. seahonky says: Aug 25, 2014 6:59 PM

    Please don’t move to Seattle. It rains here ALL the time. He, he.

  50. higheriqthanyou says: Aug 25, 2014 7:03 PM

    Seahawks fans have two years of experience with winning.

    And 49ers have three.

    Oh wait.

    They haven’t won, have they?

  51. isaidjoemontegna says: Aug 25, 2014 7:47 PM

    higheriqthanyou says:
    Aug 25, 2014 7:03 PM
    Seahawks fans have two years of experience with winning.

    And 49ers have three.

    Oh wait.

    They haven’t won, have they?

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    Sorry dude…the NFL existed before 2011. Im old enough and lucky enough to have experienced all FIVE super bowl victories. And yes…I am fully aware they were 20+ yrs ago. But they’re still special to me. Just like 2013 will always be special to you. No amount of Seahawk or 49ers fan taunting (respectively) can take that away.

    My point is, we were dominant for quite awhile…then we weren’t…and we’ve been pretty dominant again the last few years. Our success has gone in waves. Long, spread out waves albeit. You 12s are riding your first wave. Enjoy it cause it’ll break eventually. The salary cap has insured that.

    And to answer your question…you’re damn right we’ve won. Five times. My team is the 49ers. Not kaepernick, crabtree, bowman, etc. It’s all about the team. Maybe those guys don’t have a ring but the 49ers have FIVE. Im sure you’ll understand that kind of loyalty one day.

  52. isaidjoemontegna says: Aug 25, 2014 8:11 PM

    @higheriqthanyou

    All that being said, I respect the Seahawks as a team. I don’t love the antics (as Im sure you don’t loves ours) but you have a great team. Which is what makes this such a great rivalry. Our 5 super bowls were spread out over 14 yrs. Im sure we’ll see more Seahawks victories in years to come. Im pretty sure the next few championships will go through the NFC West. Here’s to great competition. We’re all 0-0 today.

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